Rather than defending attacks, why not prevent them in the first place? 8/22 ReleVents hed: DDoS effort ill-placed dek: Rather than defending attacks, why not prevent them in the first place? By James Mathewson
It’s no secret that the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is the biggest security threat to commercial networks since the advent of the virus. In fact, hackers are now using viruses as the data delivered by zombies, further complicating DDoS attacks. And there will be no end to the creative ways hackers will use DDoS methods to take major Web servers down.
In response to this threat, a whole new industry of counter-DDoS companies has formed. As a